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FONTES, Esther Stella
74, of Santa Barbara, passed away September 20, 1999.
She is survived by sons Jeff and Joe Fontes.
Graveside Services will be held on Thursday, September 30, 1999 at 11:00 AM at Calvary Cemetery.
Donations may be made to Alcoholics Anonymous, 1213 State St Ste H, Santa Barbara, CA 93101.
McDermott-Crockett Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

GRAHAM, Margaret Oakes
long-time resident of Santa Barbara, born July 9, 1909, died September 10, 1999 after a lengthy illness.
She was a member of the Daughters of the Golden West, Reina Del mar Parlor #126 for fifty years. During this time she held office of treasurer and was a member of the Fiesta dance group. Bookkeeping was her profession and in this capacity she worked for the Chase Real Estate Co and Mission Linen Supply Co for many years.
Her mother, Grace Staples Oakes, also born in Santa Barbara, and her brother, Peter A Graham, preceded her in death.
She is survived by her sister, Dorothy O Riddler, a flower judge and horticulturist and two nephews, Denis and Robert Welch of Texas, a brother Dan Oakes of Huntington Beach a well-known, former race driver and two nieces.
Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

LUNDY, Leslie Louise, "Lu Lu,"
29, passed away September 24, 1999 in Cottage Hospital of complications from a brain tumor which she had lived with for 7 years. She was surrounded by her loving family when she died.
Lu Lu was born November 5, 1969, in Santa Barbara to A L "Scrap" Lundy and July W Lundy. She went to grade school at Mt Carmel, graduated from Santa Barbara High School, and was attending Santa Barbara City College when she became ill.
Her wonderful personality was reflected in her wide range of interests. She relished the outdoors the ocean and especially the desert; she enjoyed herself immensely there with her friends, family, and dogs.
Lu loved all animals - her pug, Alice Rose, most of all.
Lu Lu had hobbies - she liked gardening and enjoyed crafts such as making charming cards and quirky gifts - jewelry and abalone bird houses were specialties.
She had a generous spirit and enjoyed helping others. In spite of her illness, she volunteered at the American Cancer Society and, when able, worked as a Teacher's Aide at the Summerland Elementary School.
Her friends marveled at her ability to handle her illness without complaint - she always had a smile for others and a sense of humor about herself. A pal noted that those who met her were "inspired by her courage" and felt better for having known her.
She is survived by her parents and her brothers: Eric, Doug, and Jay.
A Memorial Mass will be held at Our Lady of Mt Carmel, Thursday, September 30th, 10:00 am.
Her family asks that any memorial gifts be sent to: DAWG, PO Box 92210 Santa Barbara, CA 93190 or Heal The Ocean, Box 4818 Santa Barbara, CA 93140.
We love you, Lu, and know you've found the place OVER THAT RAINBOW where troubles melt and dreams really do come true
Promise never to forget - ever.

DUGAN, Earle R
of Santa Barbara passed away on September 22nd after a brief illness. He was in Chicago visiting family and friends at the time. Earle was born on July 5, 1924 in Los Angeles. He attended Hollywood High and was a 1949 graduate of UCLA and a graduate of the US Marine Academy. He pursued an advertising career in 1949 spanning 30 years. He was the a Vice-President for Foote, Cone & Belding, Inc (1952-1968) both in Los Angeles and Chicago; returning to Los Angeles as Vice-President of Marketing for Schick, Inc (1968-19764): and from there becoming Vice-President at Honig-Cooper & Harrington (1974-1979). One of Earle's most memorable advertising slogans was "you wonder where the yellow went when you brush your teeth with Pepsident". Also, for a number of years Earle was a member of the Screen Actors Guild. Leaving advertising, Earle became a realtor in both Malibu and Santa Barbara, most recently with Coldwell Banker.
He is survived by his wife and companion of 30 years, Joan; his son Steve Dugan; and his son Dan Dugan and grandson Andrew. Also, Earle leaves behind his 2 faithful four legged companions, Remy and Annie. Earle will be remembered lovingly for his intelligence, humor, dignity and strength. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
In remembrance of Earle, donations in his name may be made to the Santa Barbara Humane Society. The family will have a celebration of Earle R Dugan's life at a later date.

MACIAS, Martin S "Marty"
a long-time Carpinteria resident, passed away peacefully Sept 27, 1999 of a lingering illness surrounded by his family at home. The beloved husband to Marie, to whom he was married for 48 years.
Mr Macias was born Jan 30, 1927 in Santa Paula, the son of the late Refugio and Mary Macias.
A well respected Carpinterian since 1941, he was the father of ten children of whom he was very proud. Mr Macias is survived by his wife, Marie, his sons and daughters, Anna Macias, MD, Martha Mantecon, and Pat Najar, all of Sacramento, John Macias, Frank Marcias, Margaret Garcia, Gloria Macias-Perez, Linda Macias-Rivas, RN, Diana Macias and Stanley Macias, all of Carpinteria.
He is also survived by his brothers, Manuel Macias, of Sacramento, Mike Macias, of Oxnard, and Robert Macias, of Carpinteria, and his sisters, Helen Manriquez, Ruth Vilapando and Eva Vallejo, also of Carpinteria. He was the grandfather of 17 children and the great grandfather of one.
Mr Macias was a graduate of Carpinteria High School where he was a member of the football team, the first of three generations of his family to play for the Warriors.
During World War II, Mr Macias served in the US Navy in the South Pacific. For over 40 years he was a barber, most of that time as a partner with Cipriano "Zip" Gonzales at Valley Barbers in Carpinteria. It was there that he enjoyed cutting the hair of little children, awarding those who received their first haircut a "diploma" which he had ordered especially for the occasion.
In addition to his profession as a barber, Mr Macias was a man of many talents. Over the years he was a Realtor, a carpet cleaning business operator, notary public and builder. The latter talent is best exemplified by the Carpinteria condominium units he constructed which are the home of his family members. Such activities were the foundation of a strong work ethic which he instilled in his children.
Mr Macias played an important role in the civic life of Carpinteria, involving himself in fund raisers for a number of charities such as medical aid for children and college scholarships. He was a longtime member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Carpinteria where he served as a Lector and Eucharistic Minister. He was also a Past Commander of the American Legion in Carpinteria and past president of Carpinteria Kiwanis Club. Earlier this year he received the Kiwanis' Certificate of Merit Award at the annual Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet.
"Marty" enjoyed gambling in Las Vegas, and for years he personally organized bus trips to that city for his friends fortunate enough to be asked to join his company. Ha was also an avid reader and a serious student of a variety of subjects, including the violin and the Japanese language. Among the last words he spoke to his family shortly before he passed away was "sayonara," a Japanese farewell.
A Rosery will be recited at St Joseph's Church in Carpinteria at 7 pm Sept 29, and a funeral mass will be said at the church Sept 30 at 10 am Mr Macias will be buried at the Carpinteria Cemetery alongside the graves of his mother and father.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be sent to the Kiwanis Club of Carpinteria or the Santa Barbara Cancer Society. The family offers a special thank you to the doctors and nurses at Cottage Hospital and the Santa Barbara Foundation Clinic who treated and cared for Mr Macias during his illness.

MOORE, Alyce J
of Santa Barbara died September 23, 1999 in Santa Barbara after a sudden illness. She was born December 12, 1920 in Pasadena.
She was a longtime resident of Santa Ynez, and a Montecito resident since 1985.
Survivors include two step-sons; Kent S Moore, Corona del Mar, Patt G Moore, Incline Village, Nevada and one step-grandson, Patrick K Moore.
Memorial Service will be held October 1, Friday, 11:00 am at Santa Barbara Cemetery Chapel.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Services of Santa Barbara Visiting Nurse Assn, 222 E Canon Perdido, Santa Barbara, CA 93101.
McDermott-Crockett Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

ZALKIN, Melvin
September 14, 1910 - September 23, 1999
Melvin Zalkin: Beloved husband of Betty Stuart Zalkin, father of Jeffry Marley Zalkin of Plandome, New York, and Keith Post Zalkin of Santa Barbara, California, brother of Leonard Zalkin of New York City, New York.
Attended Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. In the Electronic Industry for 55 years. Vice-President of Freed Radio Corp., Developer of the "SONO-BUOY" for underwater submarine detection, Naval Security in World War II!, Fire Commissioner of Woodmere, New York, Coral Casino and Santa Barbara Yacht Club of Santa Barbara, CA.
Burial Santa Barbara Cemetery, September 29 at 2:00 pm.
Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels in charge of arrangements.

HANLEY, Harold R
a Santa Barbara resident since 1940, passed away on Saturday, September 25, 1999 in Santa Barbara at the age of 95.
Born December 1, 1903 in Lancing, Iowa, he attended St Thomas College in St Paul, Minnesota.
Harold married Elizabeth, his lovely wife of 72 years, in 1927. They had one son Dan who was born in June of 1931.
Mr Hanley moved to Los Angeles in 1935. After moving to Santa Barbara he and his wife operated a retail business from 1940 to 1945. He then left Santa Barbara to go back to Minnesota where he ran a hunting and fishing resort and also an Eagles Club in Park Rapids, Minnesota. He sold the resort and came back to Los Angeles in 1954. He ran a retail business in Palmdale, CA from 1956 to 1957. In 1957 Harold came back to Santa Barbara where he operated more retail businesses and eventually went into Real Estate.
He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

WATKINS, Pauline Orgill
76, of North Palm Beach, Florida passed away on September 23, 1999 in Santa Barbara, California in the loving company of her daughters, Mary Watkins of Santa Barbara and Pauline Runkle of Manchester, MA. She is also survived by her Stepmother, Mignonne Orgill of Memphis, her sisters, Anne Marie Heuer of Hernando, Mississippi, Mignonne Spellmeyer of Warrington, VA, and Stella Blocker of Memphis, her grandchildren, Jeff, Rachel, Ani, and Lily Rosenthal, Garrett and Grant Gerard, and two great-grandchildren, Darren and David Gerard.
She was born and raised in Memphis, TN. She was the widow of Henry Cannon Watkins, also from Memphis, and later, Ash Biddulph of North Palm Beach. She cherished and loved her friends and family, and treasured her time with them. She will be deeply missed by family and friends.
At her specific request, there will be no funeral or memorial service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory to The Chapel Fund, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Foundation, PO Box 689, Santa Barbara, CA 93102.

WEINER, Jodi
died peacefully in the warmth of her loving home on September 28, 1999 and now rests peacefully in Gods embrace. She leaves her beloved husband Dan and her dear sons Devin and Garren. She was the loving and devoted daughter of Lydia Cantor, and caring sister to Sheryl Snitkoff.
Jodi was a caregiver, a nurturer, and gave freely to those in need in her home, neighborhood and community. Jodi had a seemingly limitless reservoir of compassion and empathy within her heart. She reached out to help whenever and wherever she could. She left a positive impression upon countless children in her work as an instructional aide at Monte Vista and Hope Schools. Many parents and children felt comforted by her words and guidance. Jodi will be deeply missed by her loving family and friends.
A Graveside Service will be held at Santa Barbara Cemetery Friday, Oct. 1 at 11 am and afterwards a Memorialelebration of her life will be held at Elings Park (formerly Las Positas Park) in the Godric Grove area at 1pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations maybe made to, The Cancer Center of Santa Barbara, Aids Project Central Coast and to The National Brain Tumor Foundation.

ELMES, Kenneth S
died peacefully in his sleep on Saturday morning, Sept 25, 1999 at Mission Terrace Convalescent Hospital in Santa Barbara. He was 83 years old.
To say that Ken Elmes ran a gas station is a little like saying that Pavarotti is a singer. It is a flagrant simplification. 
Since 1946, Ken Elmes owned-with and without partners-Union Marine Station, the harbor-based fuel dock located at the end of the Navy pier that supplies the area's 150 commercial boats with gas to go. It has also supplied all other seagoing vessels berthed at the harbor, currently about 1,000, with fuel.
To supplement his income in those early days-because there were not always so many fuel-hungry vessels in and out of the harbor-he also rented out small boats, ran a yacht brokerage, installed a small boat hoist and operated the shore boat. 
After a decade of working day in and day out at the fuel dock, Ken (known to many at the harbor as "Mr Kenny") decided to explore another option. From 1956 to 1990 he operated a fleet of 15 offshore oil boats, while still maintaining ownership of the fuel dock.
It was also during this span of years that Ken was involved as a partner in the building of the Marine Center Building, the Navy pier hoist and travel lift pier as well as being a partner in the boat yard 
A July 1964 news article notes Ken's acquisition of a 184-foot boat he converted into a research vessel for Texas Instruments for its use in the Pacific on behalf of the Air Force, eventually used as the prototype for the Glomar Explorer-used for the recovery of sunken Russian submarine under the guise of an undersea mining operation. The article also mentions a 129-foot offshore oil workboat called the Sea Transport that had arrived the same day, equipped by Ken for a voyage to Cook Inlet in Alaska where it served a Shell Oil Co offshore drilling platform. 
Ken was a self-described gambler in that he took risks in business. Some paid off and some didn't, but the tides of fortune and misfortune seemed to wash easily over the man who, for half a century, was a fixture, in one way or another, at the Santa Barbara Harbor; who saw it grow and change and reinvent itself.
It was apparent to his business associates, friends and family that doing the right thing was important in Ken's scheme of things.
Since 1981 he owned and operated Mr Clean, anchored off shore for years, a clean-up vessel leased for oil spill work most frequently by Clean Seas, the nonprofit environmental watchdog organization based in Santa Barbara. Eventually, he helped develop and operate a total of four of the cleanup vessels. 
What prompted that decision was, in part, Ken's recollection of the nearly cataclysmic oil spill of the Santa Barbara coast in 1969. Mr Clean was sold to Clean Seas in 1994, but not before it had done service an average of six times a year in the waters between Ventura and Santa Barbara. 
"It probably seems odd that on the one hand, I would make a living operating a fuel dock and owning oil transport boats, and on the other investing in a clean-up vessel, but I think that's where we have to adjust and mix our business and environmental philosophies," he told a reporter in a 1997 interview who brought up the seeming paradox of supplying craft to both oil companies and cleanup crews. 
But to Ken, it all boiled down to cleaning up after yourself; a philosophy that, to his way of thinking, would result in a more pristine environment all the way around if all business embraced it.
Ken grew up in New York City, where he was born on Oct 30, 1915. He graduated from Columbia University in 1937 with a degree in liberal arts. He was also champion wrestler who earned national recognition, taking pride in the fact that he was never pinned during his college years and never thrown after his freshman year.
He was a major in the US Army 13th Armored Division and served with the "Black Cats" in Europe during WWII. It was while he was stationed at CAMP COOK (Vandenberg) that he met his wife Marge at a dance and, in his own words, "never looked back."
Ken and Marge-who has owned the Montecito-based Elmes Travel since 1974-were married in 1946 and have two sons, Steve of Monrovia and Dev of Sonoma; two daughters, Claudia of Pasadena, and Colleen, who lives in Kentucky; and eight grandchildren. 
The boy from New York City was a man of few words, used to the kind of straight talk of his upbringing, his military career, and the business life of the sea. When he was asked in 1997 to sum up his feelings about his life at the edge of the sea, he said,
"I have been a happy man. "I have enjoyed my work. I even loved being in the Army!" "I love my wife."
Over and out.
A memorial service will be held at 4:30 pm on Thursday, Oct 7 at the Santa Barbara Yacht Club with a reception to follow.
Remembrances may be sent to: Hillsdale College, 33 E College St, Hillsdale, MI 49242-9986

RHODES, Melissa Joanne "Missy"
18 year old Missy went home to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on Thursday, Sept 23, 1999 at Twin Cities Hospital in Templeton. She fought a 7 month valiant battle with bone cancer of the jaw - after several surgeries, chemo and radiation she peacefully went home, with her family continually at her side.
Missy was born to Lynette and Rick Rhodes on Sept 24, 1980 in Chino, CA. She moved to Paso Robles one year ago and prior to that she lived in Solvang where she attended the Christian Academy and Santa Ynez Valley High School.
She enjoyed being a mother to her 10 month old daughter Kyla. Her hobbies were drawing, babysitting, camping, water skiing and baking. A member of the Vineyard Christian Fellowship Youth Group in Paso Robles, her relationship with Jesus was very important to her.
She is survived by her daughter Kyla MacKenzie Valadez of Paso Robles, her devoted mother Lynette Fraga and her step-father Ron Fraga of Paso Robles. Her sister Megan Rhodes and step-sister Renee Fraga also of Paso Robles. Grandparents Trish and Gilbert Bray of Santa Barbara. Her devoted father Rick Rhodes of Cypress, CA. Her Uncle Mike and Aunt Laura Fraley, cousins Mason and Logan Fraley of Carpinteria, Uncle Brett and Aunt Marcia Fraley, cousins Allison and Max Fraley of Santa Barbara. Uncle Mark and Aunt Karen Fraley of Las Vegas and numerous other aunts, uncles and cousins.
A celebration of her life was held at her church in Paso Robles with Pastor Roger Williams officiating. Also Pastor Marty Reitzin spoke. She was buried in the Paso Robles Cemetery by her Great Grampa "IKE" according to her wishes with a picture of Kyla and a fork, for "the best is yet to come".
"There will be a great void in our lives, my sweet Granddaughter". Gram Trish

STEARNS, Charles
a resident of Santa Barbara since 1961, passed away on September 24, 1999 at the family home. He was 92 years old.
He was born in upstate New York on May 14, 1907. As a child, he and his father spent many memorable moments with Theodore Roosevelt. Subsequently, Charles and his father moved to Pasadena, where he attended high school and junior college. He then attended Stanford University and went on to graduate from Stanford Law School in 1933.
A member of both the California and Arizona state bars, he was in continuous law practice for more than 60 years, except for his service in the United States Army Air Force during World War II. He was instrumental in developing and negotiating the contractual arrangements which allowed the United States military to utilize commercial aircraft for troop and equipment transport during the war; he received a Letter of Commendation for these efforts. In 1967, he retired as a Colonel from the Air Force Reserve.
He was selected as Man of the Year of Santa Barbara in 1977, in recognition of his tremendous contributions to the Santa Barbara community, primarily in leadership and fund-raising capacities. He remained involved in various civic and charitable activities to the end of his lite. Notably, he was Director, Campaign Chairman and president of the Santa Barbara United Way; president of the Board of Trustees of Laguna Blanca School; and, President of the Mission Council of the Boys Scouts of America, an organization which he served for over 40 years. A member of the president's Council of Westmont College, he was also actively involved with the Santa Barbara Cancer Society, the Santa Barbara County Bar Association, and the Community Environmental Council. He was a long-standing member of the Santa Barbara Club, the Santa Barbara Yacht Club, and All Saints by the Sea Episcopal Church.
An avid supporter of local sports, he was a founding director of the Santa Barbara Baseball Club, which brought minor league baseball to Santa Barbara during the 1960's. Director and Secretary of the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table, he received its MacFarland Sportsmen of the Year award in 1972.
A lifelong supporter of Stanford University, he served as co-chairman,. with the late T M Storke, of the Pace Campaign for the Santa Barbara area; he also served as Vice-president of the Stanford Law School Fund, and as a member of the Law School's Board of Visitors. In light of his grandsons' attendance at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, he had become active in its fund-raising activities.
As recently as this Spring, he skippered his boat to Santa Rosa Island for a family fishing trip. His passion for boating and fishing stemmed from his early experiences in the Thousand Islands area of the St Lawrence River, where he first wet a fishing line at age 4. His childhood on the River instilled in him a life-long love of Nature.
A remarkable man of great kindness, generosity, intellect, and humor he will be tremendously missed by his family and many friends.
He is survived by Alice Brett Stearns, his wife of 65 years, his sons, Brett and Geoffrey; his daughter, Jeanne Chase; his grandsons, Peter, Graham and Clayton; and his granddaughters, Annie, Grace and Tracy.
In remembrance of Charles, donations in his name may be made either to the Los Padres Council, Boy Scouts of America, or to Save the River, Clayton, New York. The family will have a celebration of his life at a later date.

JOHNSON, Paul W
Age 59 of Solvang, CA died September 29 1999 in Solvang, CA. He was born January 15, 1940 in Rhinelander, Wisconsin and was a 38 year resident of Santa Barbara County. He was an educator for 36 years having taught at La Colina Jr High School in Santa Barbara for 30 years.
Mr Johnson is survived by his wife Muriel of Solvang, sons Gregory Cure of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, and Randall Cure of Salem, Oregon, daughters Colette Lopez of Santa Barbara, Janine Pugh of Santa Barbara, and Janna Ferguson of San Jose, CA, a brother William Johnson of San Diego, CA, his mother Bernice Johnson of Lompoc, CA, and 12 grandchildren - Ryan Lopez, Amber Yturralde, Aaron Cure, Tim Lopez, Ian Pugh, Rebekah Cure, Justin Pugh, Chantel Ferguson, Shannon Pugh, Kaitlin Lopez, Burton Ferguson, and Clayton Cure.
Funeral mass will be held Tuesday, October 5, 1999 at 10:30 AM at the Old Mission Santa Ines in Solvang. Private interment will take place at Santa Barbara Cemetery in Santa Barbara, CA.
Loper Funeral Chapel, Directors.

ROSEBRO, Dorothy Colleen
was born in Salt Creek, Wyoming, an oil field. The town is now called Midwest. The oil company changed the town name to match the name of the company. Dorothy was born May 19, 1925 and was tthe daughter of Wallace Rosebro and Christina Schlautmann. Dorothy died Saturday, September 25, 1999 in Santa Barbara, CA 
She lived in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, but she lived most of her youth in Carpinteria, CA 
Dorothy and Joseph R Egan had the following children: Roland W Egan of Petaluma, CA, J Roger Egan of Modesto, CA and Eric E Egan of Blythe, CA 
Joe and Dorothy have the following grandchildren: Michael G and David J Egan of Petaluma, CA, Crystal Egan of WLA, Christopher E, Shawna M and Hetaher L Egan of Blythe, California 
They also have the following daughters-in-law, Merry of Petaluma, and Russi in Blythe Shelley, Roger's first wife died 
Dorothy also has a brother Don Rosebro of Carpinteria, CA and a sister-in-law Jimmie Rosebro of Carpinteia She also leaves several nieces and nephews 
Arrangements by McDermott-Crockett Mortuary 

WEBB, Helen
lovingly known as Oma died September 30, 1999 after a short illness A resident of Santa Barbara since 1982, she is survived by her two daughters Sharon Bifano and Melinda Zerrenner, and her sister Elizabeth Youse, of Alburguerque, New Mexico Helen was born in Galveston, Texas, but grew up in Roswell, New Mexico, the middle of five children In 1938 she married Ralph Sheehan and live in Sante Fe, New Mexico with their daughter Sharon Following the death of her husband, she and Sharon moved to Petaluma, California, where Helen remarried Judge Rolland C Webb in 1944. Widowed by Judge Webb in 1972, she and her daughter Melinda moved to Scottsdale, Arizona to be with family. In 1982, the family moved to Santa Barbara. Her family was her priority as she dedicated many years to looking after her grandchildren, Michele Martin, Kristen Nielsen, Jamie Nielsen, Holly Russ, Erik Nielsen Julie Bifano, Toni Bifano, Zachary Zerrenner, and Addi Zerrenner. She is also survived by two great grandchildren, Todd and Ryan Martin. "Oma's" legend will live forever in our hearts. Donations may be made to Child Abuse Listening and Mediation (CALM) 963-6707.
Memorial Services will be held today, Saturday October 2, 11:00 am at All Saints by the Sea Episcopal Church.
Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

BACIU, Oda
passed away at her home September 25, 1999. Oda was born in Tacoma, Washington on August 21,1907. Her family eventually moved to Scarville, Iowa.
After high school she attended St Olaf Lutheran Hospital Traning School for nursing in Minnesota. Oda graduated in 1928 and practiced nursing in Michigan prior to moving to California. She first moved to California in 1936 and lived in Long Beach and Marin County before moving to Santa Barbara. She married Eugene Baciu in 1954 and together they owned and operated Mistletoe sales, a wholesale seed company. 
Services were held at Santa Barbara Cemetery on Thursday, September 30. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels

CARLISLE, Robert Moore
"Papa" of Santa Barbara passed away on September 29, 1999. He was born November 20, 1913 on his grandfather's ranch in Delano, CA.
Bob is survived by Corrinne, his wife of 60 years, and many other family members. He will be remembered for his brilliant mind and his warm smile. He will be dearly missed.
Memorial services are pending. Arrangements by Welch-Ryce-Haider Funeral Chapels.

ELMES, Kenneth S
died peacefully in his sleep on Saturday morning, Sept 25, 1999 at Mission Terrace Convalescent Hospital in Santa Barbara. He was 83 years old.
To say that Ken Elmes ran a gas station is a little like saying that Pavarotti is a singer. It is a flagrant simplification. 
Since 1946, Ken Elmes owned-with and without partners-Union Marine Station, the harbor-based fuel dock located at the end of the Navy pier that supplies the area's 150 commercial boats with gas to go. It has also supplied all other seagoing vessels berthed at the harbor, currently about 1,000, with fuel.
To supplement his income in those early days-because there were not always so many fuel-hungry vessels in and out of the harbor-he also rented out small boats, ran a yacht brokerage, installed a small boat hoist and operated the shore boat. 
After a decade of working day in and day out at the fuel dock, Ken (known to many at the harbor as "Mr Kenny") decided to explore another option. From 1956 to 1990 he operated a fleet of 15 offshore oil boats, while still maintaining ownership of the fuel dock.
It was also during this span of years that Ken was involved as a partner in the building of the Marine Center Building, the Navy pier hoist and travel lift pier as well as being a partner in the boat yard 
A July 1964 news article notes Ken's acquisition of a 184-foot boat he converted into a research vessel for Texas Instruments for its use in the Pacific on behalf of the Air Force, eventually used as the prototype for the Glomar Explorer-used for the recovery of sunken Russian submarine under the guise of an undersea mining operation. The article also mentions a 129-foot offshore oil workboat called the Sea Transport that had arrived the same day, equipped by Ken for a voyage to Cook Inlet in Alaska where it served a Shell Oil Co offshore drilling platform. 
Ken was a self-described gambler in that he took risks in business. Some paid off and some didn't, but the tides of fortune and misfortune seemed to wash easily over the man who, for half a century, was a fixture, in one way or another, at the Santa Barbara Harbor; who saw it grow and change and reinvent itself.
It was apparent to his business associates, friends and family that doing the right thing was important in Ken's scheme of things.
Since 1981 he owned and operated Mr Clean, anchored off shore for years, a clean-up vessel leased for oil spill work most frequently by Clean Seas, the nonprofit environmental watchdog organization based in Santa Barbara. Eventually, he helped develop and operate a total of four of the cleanup vessels. 
What prompted that decision was, in part, Ken's recollection of the nearly cataclysmic oil spill of the Santa Barbara coast in 1969. Mr Clean was sold to Clean Seas in 1994, but not before it had done service an average of six times a year in the waters between Ventura and Santa Barbara. 
"It probably seems odd that on the one hand, I would make a living operating a fuel dock and owning oil transport boats, and on the other investing in a clean-up vessel, but I think that's where we have to adjust and mix our business and environmental philosophies," he told a reporter in a 1997 interview who brought up the seeming paradox of supplying craft to both oil companies and cleanup crews. 
But to Ken, it all boiled down to cleaning up after yourself; a philosophy that, to his way of thinking, would result in a more pristine environment all the way around if all business embraced it.
Ken grew up in New York City, where he was born on Oct 30, 1915. He graduated from Columbia University in 1937 with a degree in liberal arts. He was also champion wrestler who earned national recognition, taking pride in the fact that he was never pinned during his college years and never thrown after his freshman year.
He was a major in the US Army 13th Armored Division and served with the "Black Cats" in Europe during WWII. It was while he was stationed at CAMP COOK (Vandenberg) that he met his wife Marge at a dance and, in his own words, "never looked back."
Ken and Marge-who has owned the Montecito-based Elmes Travel since 1974-were married in 1946 and have two sons, Steve of Monrovia and Dev of Sonoma; two daughters, Claudia of Pasadena, and Colleen, who lives in Kentucky; and eight grandchildren. 
The boy from New York City was a man of few words, used to the kind of straight talk of his upbringing, his military career, and the business life of the sea. When he was asked in 1997 to sum up his feelings about his life at the edge of the sea, he said,
"I have been a happy man. "I have enjoyed my work. I even loved being in the Army!" "I love my wife."
Over and out.
A memorial service will be held at 4:30 pm on Thursday, Oct 7 at the Santa Barbara Yacht Club with a reception to follow.
Remembrances may be sent to: Hillsdale College, 33 E College St, Hillsdale, MI 49242-998

JOHNSON, Paul W
Age 59 of Solvang, CA passed away at home with family and dear friends nearby on September 29,1999. He was born January 15, 1940 in Rhinelander, Wisconsin and was a 38 year resident of Santa Barbara County. He was an educator for 36 years having taught at La Colina Jr High School in Santa Barbara for 30 years.
He is survived by his wife Muriel of 32 years, sons Gregory Cure of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, and Randall Cure of Salem, Oregon, daughters Colette Lopez and Janine Pugh of Santa Barbara, and Janna Ferguson of San Jose, CA, he also leaves a brother William Johnson of San Diego, CA, his mother Bernice Johnson of Lompoc, CA, and 13 grandchildren - Ryan & Kaitlin Lopez, Ian, Justin and Shannon Pugh, Chantel and Burton Ferguson, Aaron Cure, Amber Yturralde, Rebekah and Clayton Cure and Sara Traeger and one great grandchild Michael Yturralde.
Paul lived life to the fullest. He was a member of the Pastoral Council and Men's Club of Old Mission Santa Ines, served on the Grand Jury, charter member of Elks of Santa Ynez and was elected Interdepartmental Chairman of the Mathematics Department of SB High School District for 2 years.
His avid love of sports included water skiing, snow skiing, golf, tennis and his favorite hobby was photography.
Paul will be remembered for his strength, humor, love of family and friends. We will cherish him in our hearts forever - 
Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, October 5, 1999 at 10:30 AM at the Old Mission Santa Ines in Solvang. Private interment will take place at Santa Barbara Cemetery in Santa Barbara, CA.
Loper Funeral Chapel, Directors.

LOGAN, Joseph Dixon
75, of Sprinfield, OR former Santa Barbara resident (1925-1993), passed away of cancer September 27, 1999. He was born November 18, 1923 in Merced, CA to John and Ellen (Ritchey) Logan.
Mr Logan was a painting contractor, in offshore oil business and owner of Logan & Logan Inc (supplied utility boats to off shore rigs.
His interests included fishing, his garden and camping with family.
Military Service; 509th Parachute Inf, 82nd Airborne Division. Captured in Anzio in 1944 and held as POW for 435 days in Germany.
He was a member of the Goleta Amvets and the Lompoc Elks.
He is survived by his wife, Norma Logan, children; Sandi Freemyers of Yuba City, CA, Terri Villa of Santa Barbara and John Tollow of Ukiah, CA. 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Private family services were held.

SHAW, John Daniel
Lt. Col (Ret), USMC September 24, 1917 September 26, 1999
On Sunday, September 26, 1999, John Daniel "Kelly" Shaw, 82, of Henderson, Nevada, native of Townsend, Montana, a retired Marine Corps LtCol , died of cancer at the Vintage Health Care Center, Denton, Texas. Throughout his final days his family was present, providing compassion, understanding and love; he died in peace.
John Shaw was a native of Townsend, Montana; he was the son of Charles Shaw and Clara Barker Shaw. He was a graduate of Ventura City College, California, before entering the Marine Corps in 1941 at Long Beach, California. He served proudly in Marine Corps Aviation in the Southern Pacific Theater during World War II, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross, the WWII Victory Medal, the American Defense Service Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal with one Bronze Star, the Presidential Unit Commendation Ribbon, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one Bronze Star, and the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation. He retired from the Marine Corps Reserves in 1963 at Santa Barbara, California, and remained active in the Marine Corps Aviation Association, Marine Corps League, Marine Corps Memorial Association, American Legion, and the Marine Corps Leathemeck Club, Las Vegas Chapter.
He worked as a clerk at the Bank of America, Ventura, California, 1936-1957, during which time he earned a degree from the American Institute of Banking; he was then promoted to Branch Manager for Bank of America, Santa Barbara, California, 1957-1961. He later earned the position of Assistant Treasurer for Global Van Lines Incorporated, Anaheim, California, 1965-1982, before retiring to Las Vegas, Nevada, in 1983. He was active in the Santa Barbara Rancheros Vistadores horseback riding organization and the Santa Barbara Fiesta Parade. He was also active with the Knights of Columbus.
He was formerly married to Lois Margaret Tallman, native of Cloverdale, California, which ended in divorce in 1963, and Barbara Jean Oblander, native of Walsenburg, Colorado, who died of cancer in 1980.
Beloved husband of 18 years to Josephine A Shaw since 1981, native RFD Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania; loving father to Danielle Borut, Terry Shaw, Tina Coffman, James Shaw, Babette Shaw-Sally, Barry Minke, Terry Minke and Lonnie Minke; loving grandfather to Jeff and Jill Borut, Kirsten Cahill and Jody Nissler, Shelley Minke-White and Kate Meek, Erin and Kevin Coffman, Rob and Lindsay Taylor-Shaw and Zander Shaw, Alexis Massey and Lane Sally, Michael Cantrell and Michelle Morgan, Kevin and Allison Minke, Darren, Scott and Tina Minke; loving great grandfather to Christian, Brandon, Jordan, Taylor, Ciaran and Tucker White and Lauren Cahill, Melissa and Mathew Morgan. Also survived by cousins, nieces and nephews from California, Texas, Nevada and Montana.
Catholic Services were held on Thursday, September 30 at DeBerry Funeral Home, 2025 West University Drive, Denton, Texas, 76201, (940) 383-4200, interment followed at Prairie Mound Cemetery, Argyle, TX with full military honors.
In lieu of flowers, donations for "Operation God's Speed" (Boulder City National Cemetery Chapel Building Project), in memory of John Shaw, may be sent in c/o Terry Minke, P.O Box 996, Argyle, TX 76226.

WALKER, Barbara
longtime resident of Glendora, California, died August 26, 1999 at her daughter's home in Santa Barbara after a long illness; she was 59 years old. Her daughter, Marcy Edwards, and son-in-law, Michael, were at her side. Besides her daughter, she is survived by a grandson, Julian Findley Edwards, two sisters in Michigan and several nieces and nephews. Born in Adrian, Michigan she graduated from Adrian High School in 1958 and moved to Glendora in 1963. Barbara worked at the Glendora Country Club for many years before becoming a legal secretary. Later she worked at Citrus College and most recently in the administration office of Charter Oak High School. She earned an Associates Degree from Citrus College in 1986. She moved to Santa Barbara to be with her daughter in February. Barbara dreamed of living in Santa Barbara after a visit in the early 1960's to a great-uncle who lived here (Paul Hamilton). She attended Glenkirk Church in Glendora where a memorial service was held on September 11, 1999. In lieu of flowers, her daughter requests that donations be made in her mother's name to either The Dream Foundation or The Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara.


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